Harry Fritz

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Harry Fritz
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Third baseman
Born: (1890-09-30)September 30, 1890
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 4, 1974(1974-11-04) (aged 84)
Columbus, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 29, 1913, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1915, for the Chicago Whales
MLB statistics
Batting Average .227
Runs Batted In 39
Hits 96

Harry Koch "Dutchman" Fritz (September 30, 1890 – November 4, 1974) was a third baseman for Major League Baseball teams the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago Whales.[1]


Fritz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1890. Fritz played three years in professional baseball, mostly in the Federal League. He played for Wilmington from 1911–1913 and also with the Athletics late in the season for five games for the 1913 World Series winning team. In 1914, he played 65 games for the Chicago Chi-Feds under manager Joe Tinker. While Rollie Zeider was the everyday third baseman, Fritz was the most utilized backup infielder on the second place team. He was the everyday third baseman for the 1915 Chicago Whales. He finished his career at Syracuse in 1916.

He died in Columbus, Ohio on November 4, 1974.


  1. "Harry Fritz Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 31 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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